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Mar 11, 2013 5:00am PDT
if you happen to work here in san jose, the minimum wage jumps $2 from $8 to $10 an hour. one restaurant here in san jose starting paying their workers that $10 an hour back in december. the owner who owns pizza my heart in san jose says he wants to see how the new pay increase works and if it impacts the bottom line and admits prices on the menu had to increase when wages increased. other businesses say they may have to make similar adjustments, charging customers more in the end. the san jose minimum wage increase was approved by voters back in november and at pizza my heart, the transition, so far, it has been government. >> we raised prices roughly 3 percent overall and that was kind of the test to make sure it covers it, and it has so it has been neutral to us overall. who has the highest minimum wage in the nation, san francisco topped the list with workers making $10.55 an hour and santa fe, new mexico, people are paid $10.51 for minimum wake and now san jose is the third highest in the nation paying workers $10 an hour according to the united states department of labor
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Mar 13, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is live in san jose where catholics attended a joyous service in honor of pope francis this evening. >> reporter: it is quiet right now, it is symbolic of a changing catholic church. the bells were ringing and people were singing here at the san jose church to celebrate the first latin american pope. it is something they have waited 20 centuries for. >> i think that this particular pope would have deeper sympathies and understanding of what it it is to be a child of an immigrant and hopefully our own children of immigrants can relate. >> the 1.2 billion catholics are from latin america. the faithful cried and prayed across argentina for the new pope francis who they knew as jorge, bergoglio, the archbishop of buenos aires. >> i spoke to my relatives and they are emotional and happy and pleased. they say he is a very, very inteligent man. he is not easy to manage. he is a person of principal. >> members of the argentine club of san jose toasted their new pope. >> i have a wait and see attitude toward this pope because he has a reputation for being an ultra conservative. an ultra cons
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 1:05am PDT
singing here at the san jose church to celebrate the first latin american pope. it is something they have waited 20 centuries for. >> i think that this particular pope would have deeper sympathies and understanding of what it it is to be a child of an immigrant and hopefully our own children of immigrants can relate. >> the 1.2 billion catholics are from latin america. the faithful cried and prayed across argentina for the new pope francis who they knew as jorge, bergoglio, the archbishop of buenos aires. >> i spoke to my relatives and they are emotional and happy and pleased. they say he is a very, very inteligent man. he is not easy to manage. he is a person of principal. >> members of the argentine club of san jose toasted their new pope. >> i have a wait and see attitude toward this pope because he has a reputation for being an ultra conservative. an ultra conservative pope is not necessarily the remedy of what ales. catholic faith. >> is t my prayer is that this w pope will be one who can heal the betrayal of trust that has happened in our midst. >> but from somber reflection, the mo
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Mar 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >> this morning, san jose police are searching for a wanted parole he who ran from officers. police cordoned off a neighborhood searching for him in san jose. he was armed with a gun. the thing began when the police tried to detain him and the chase ended up in san jose. he hopped several fences to get away from the police. >> five bay area police departments will join law enforcement agencies around the world in a first ever 24-hour police tweet athon. the police departments are participating with 160 agencies worldwide to create awareness of police work and the issues that the officers face. they want to promote the use of social media by law enforcement and will tweet various service calls throughout the day starting at 8:00 a.m. agencies will use the say hashtag "plopwt." a preschooler teacher accused of trying to drug toddlers in her care is charged with ten misdemeanor counts of child endangerment. a fellow teacher in morgan hill saw her putting the over-the-counter sleep aid into sippy cups. she supervisorred map -- nap time for children one to two. >> the woman who died about being raped
ABC
Mar 3, 2013 9:00am PST
. this is the third time bay area police have had to open fire on suspects this week alone. an incident in san jose and a separate one in san francisco both involved car chases and ended up with police fatally shooting the suspects. reporting live in hayward, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> thanks, kira. we will have more on that on our newscast tonight. >>> san jose police continue to search a stretch of highway 85 for evidence tossed out of a speeding car by a man trying to get away from officers. it happened at blossom and calaro avenues. he intentionally rammed several patrol car. abc news reporter sergio shows us dramatic video shot by witnesses. [sirens] [shooting] >> from the moments the pursuit ended you can hear more than a dozen gunshots. a police spokesman said officers had reason to believe their suspect was dangerous. >> they get out of their cars, they are dealing with what they believe to be an armed suspect. they draw their firearms and gave commands. at that point he displayed some type of threatening behavior toward the officers. >> this pursuit started at low speed near camden and un
ABC
Mar 11, 2013 11:00am PDT
, san jose police are investigating that city's 9th homicide of the year that happened around 4:30 this morning. police say that someone called 9-1-1 to report a man was shot. the victim died at the scene. investigators are researching tout neighbors with home security system to see if the shooting was caught on video. >> firefighters in oakland douse add fast-moving house fire near the airport. we remain over the home on hunter avenue near eldorado street. firefighters will sanctioned parts of the road and that is dangerous. the oakland police officers called the fire after spotting heavy shot and flames coming from the home. firefighters got the flames out but the home was damageed. >> happening right now, san jose is now home to the nation's biggest increase in the minimum wage. the bay hike makes minimum wage workers there the third highest in the nation behind san francisco and senator -- santa fe, new mexico. >> sue? >> starting today in san jose you will start seeing a lot more advertising and decals that say "earn and spend in san jose" in the business windows because of
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Mar 14, 2013 4:30am PDT
school in san jose. what happened, amy? apologies to you -- okay, amy? >> technical difficulties, during a field trip, the students were on a bus and went to the college on a trip. the police say the sex offender was on the bus with the students. this happens last month. a viewer alerted us to the situation and wants to call attention to it. last night the viewer contacted us. we are still waiting to hear back from the school officials. we got a copy of this letter that went to parents saying that a registered association offender who was not authorized to be on the bus knew a district volunteer on the trip and was with the students on the bus back to high school to san jose but he did not have any contact of any kind with any student that day. registered sex offenders are not allowed to be on school property or to come in contact with underage students. now the san jose police department have confirmed it is investigating thissings -- this incident. no inappropriate conduct is reported but admits this is a serious violation of school policy. reporting live in san jose for abc7 news. >>
ABC
Mar 28, 2013 1:05am PDT
>>> developing news in san jose. we are going to show you the scene where police shot a woman they say tried to run them over. good evening. i'm ama dates. dan ashley has the night off. >> i'm carolyn johnson. that woman is expected to survive. officers say they had no open fe again. this all happened next to the aladen expressway. this is the third police shooting in san jose this month raising questions tonight about police tactics. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is there for us. thomas? >> carolyn, anytime a police officer shoots someone, the police department takes it seriously. that's why san jose police are still working this crime scene. they have also closed off almaden road between willow glen way and willow road. goinvestigation has been going on for the past six and the evidence technicians poured over the road. from sky 7hd we can see the red honda that was involved in the shooting incident in the driveway of a home. san jose police spokesman says officers were checking out reports of a stolen car seen in the neighborhood. >> when the officers approached the vehic
ABC
Mar 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >> another traffic issue is in san jose. the c.h.p. is investigating a body found on interstate 280. this is a look at the scene. the coroner arrived at the southbound side of 280 near the off-ramp. you can see a heavy c.h.p. presence there after the body was found in the lanes before 3:30 this morning. we are told it is the body of a woman, not known if she was lit by cars on the friend or died some other way. there is a sig-alert in affect. >> what can drivers do in san jose and sausalito to try to get around the situation? >> this is live shot of sky 7 at wall drove grade. the best way i think to get around this is the golden gate ferry, you can take the bay bridge and. cog around but the jamup is expensive, and backed up into sausalito. can you get through sausalito on surface streets but that will be a major jam up. as far as the south bay, the accident, the fatal accident southbound 280, that accident also is blocking the three right lanes and the best alternate is to take southbound 280 to northbound 880 and northbound 880 to southbound 101 and sig-alert in san jose southboun
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Mar 7, 2013 5:00am PST
at 8:45 for the public memorial in san jose. as you can see the sheriff deputies are gathering here and the motorcade is expected to be more than a mile long. a tribute to detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and elizabeth butler killed in the line of duty on february 26 by an armed suspect. the officers' flagged drape cassettes were part of a public viewing with hundreds of mourners coming to pay their respects and the officers who protected and served their community for years. >> our first time the local officers have been killed. it is tell. >> i am here to pay respects and it is good thing that people will come down here and support the local police officers. >> public viewing sites are here to view the memorial. kaiser permanente will open at 10:00 a.m. showing the service rise and parking at depot park will be freed. santa cruz fire departments will be staging their hook-and-ladder trucks along all overpasses between santa cruz and san jose. mostly on highway 17 and on highway 85. it should be a moving sight. >> cornell, thank you. the memorial service will be hell at h.p.
ABC
Mar 8, 2013 4:30am PST
but the restaurant manager is here on the scene. san jose police have made an arrest in the murder of a man reported missing two weeks ago. what is bizarre is where any found the body. the man vanished from a senior apartments on february 18. police checked his apartment then but did not find him. the investigation brought them back to the apartment yesterday and that is when and where they discovered his body. he was stabbed. investigators and a close friend wonder how he got there. >> the police came a month ago and they could not find him and now they find him? you cannot overlook a body the. >> he obviously wasn't here. the fact he turned up here again later...it is something we will have to put back together like a puzzle. place will only say they are confident they have the right person in the custody for the murder. >> santa cruz begins the slow process of healing after saying goodbye to two police officers killed in the line of duty. thousands gathered for an emotional memorial yesterday. officers, dignitaries and friends and family honored and celebrated the lives of the two santa cruz offi
ABC
Mar 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
and into san jose. kristen and eric? >> we will later a lot more from you, thank you. >> developing in us from san jose this morning where detectives are investigating a police officer's shooting a suspect, the third type it has happened in that city this month our abc7 news reporter katie marzullo is near where the suspect was wounded. >> this scene was only just cleared overnight and it will be a long and thorough investigation because, as you mentioned, it is the third officer-involved shooting in san jose just this month. take a look at this video over the scene about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. you can see a red car in the driveway. that is the car in question. it is reportedly a stolen car. when police came upon it yesterday afternoon they saw a woman was driving. there was also someone in the passenger seat. when police got this, the woman started moving that car and actually hit one of the officers >> the officer was in fear for safety and discharged his firearm striking the driver at least once. the passenger did sustain an injury, unknown whether or not that is as a result of the gunfi
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Mar 7, 2013 6:00am PST
:45 to the public memorial in san jose. can you see members of sheriff department is gathering, the motorcade will be two miles along, a tribute to the two officers killed in the line of duty by an armed suspect. the flag-draped caskets were part of a public viewing with hundreds of mounters came to pay respects to the officers who protected their community for many years. >> first time here that our local officers were gunned down the it is a terrible thing. >> i am paying my respects. it is a good thing people are coming down here and supporting the local police officers. >> public viewing sites will watch the memorial here at santa cruz. kaiser permanente arena opens at 10:00 a.m. and they will show the service live. the delmar theater opens at 11 a.m. with parking at depot park free and the hook-and-ladder trucks will be staged on all overpasses teen santa cruz and san jose with american flags to on the fall were officers. >> cornell, thank you. thousands of people are expected to turnout for the actual memorial service which is at h.p. pavillion in san jose, with a live look outside at p
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Mar 6, 2013 4:30am PST
in san jose to accommodate a larger crowd. a motorcade from santa cruz will precede the memorial. our live coverage begins here at 11 a.m. >> a suspected carjacker who was shot by san francisco police last night is expected to survive. the shooting happened after a chase through the bayview district. the driver of a stolen bmw was cornered. police say he backed into an officer trying to arrest him. >> the officer was knocked to the ground. the bmw re-positioned itself and about to go forward and the officer was vulnerable and could have been seriously injured or killed. two brother officers fired at the bmw striking the driver one time. >> he says that the bmw was stolen the day before and the carjacker had a shotgun. police are looking into whether the same suspect may have been involved with a series of recent armed robberies. >> this is the latest in a string of officer-involved shootings. there have been six the past week, two in san francisco including last night, and one in guerneville, hayward, union city, and san jose. >> we have an update on the faith hayward shooting. police
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 11:00am PDT
poor people from around the world. >> one catholic in san jose is keeping his praise for pope francis in check. >> i have a wait-and-see attitude because he has a reputation for being ultra conservative. that type of pope is not the remedy of what ails the catholic face. >> nancy pelosi, the highest ranking highest democrat in the house could not take her eyes off the event. >> there wasn't a detail about what was happening there, historically, in every way, that i did not have an insatiable appear time. >> being from san francisco, she is particularly happy he picked francis. >> he is everything they will looking for, a good leader, good pass door and good communicator. >> when we found that man, where he came from, his age, what his background was, that was all gravy and we got not only a great man but we got good gravy, too. >> vice president biden will lead the united states delegation on tuesday and house speaker boehner was invited but he cannot go because he is hosting the irish prime minister at the capitol and because of budget negotiations. >> st. mary's cathedral in san fra
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Mar 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
francisco including tonight and one in hayward, union city and san jose. the shooting in the south bay brought people back to make sure it is a high speed chase with cops over the weekend. police say they had no choice but to shoot ronnie who they say was armed and dangerous. the family and friends question that. lisa amin gulezian has more from san jose. jay they quietly -- >> they quietly stood with candles, signs and their memory. >> he is loyal to his friend. >> he was shot and killed by san jose police on saturday. >> you can hear the barrage of gunshots as they fired at the 27-year-old in this cell phone video. they first noticed him in west san jose jie. he was in the area doing routine patrols and he was looking suspicious. but the officer decided not to follow him or stop him. he circled back toward the officer. >> then police say he took off on highway 85. by then several officers were chasing him. >> he pointed a hand gun at several pursuing officers multiple times. >> and so when his car finally stopped here in front of his friend's house, police say they ordered him to sto
ABC
Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
streets here in san jose. we'll show you more that have tonight on abc 7 news at 6:00. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. dozens of residents who could not make it to the memorial in san jose were still able to come together and watch the event in the officer's hometown. people filed in and out to pay respects to their officers. >> i wanted to be with the community. i have a friend says only thing that needs to be healed is this sense of separation. >> this was the original site and officers from other cities patrolled so its officers could attend the memorial. >> memorial bracelets are available. metal tag engraved with badge numbers costing 15s skpdz a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the officers memorial fund. a scholarship fund has been established in honor of the officers business vdz committed $125,000. if you would like to make a donation we have a link for this and the bracelets for you on our web site abc 7 news.com. >> rain held off until after the funeral. it's moving onshore, now. >> light rainfalling in san jose. our radar along with national weather
ABC
Mar 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
police say san jose police officers were on a special task force in plain clothes driving unmarked cars and working a separate case when they spotted the two-door honda which was stolen. the sheriff deputies say the driver of the honda threw it in reverse, he aimed to an officer. the officer hit the driver in the head with one spot. witnesses wondered if the suspect knew they were undercover police. (inaudible). >> we didn't hearing anything like "put your hands up," just two quick shots, pop, pop. >> the suspect knew because they did put their lights and siren on attempting to stop the vehicle before he tried to ram the two police vehicles and subsequently tried to run over an officer. >> the identity of the dead driver has not been released. there was also a male passenger with him and that person is considered a witness and is cooperating with san jose police this morning. still an active scene as police collect evidence. the case is still unfolding. >> we have developing news from san jose this morning where authorities are looking for an elderly man who went missing yesterday
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
, a cool spot. san jose is 51 and here is san jose, it is clear here as we look at 17, and 280, and santa rosa is 44 and napa is 46 and 48 in fairfield. if you leave cupertino, dress for 49, and livermore and hayward is 50. here is what will happen, we have the thicker high clouds with limited fog and a dry week, with wet weather, finally in the forecast for next week and that means sierra snow. fog in the low clouds dissipate an hour to an hour and a half quicker today but stubborn at the coast with clouds opening up for sunshine there in your neighborhoods and you will still be stuck in the 50's while most of us are in the 60's and 70's. we have low-to-mid 70's in the south bay with milpitas and santa clara and san jose at 72. we disaster in the low 70's in the peninsula and drop to the mid-60's for millbrae, upper 60's at the coast and mid-to-upper 60's in downtown and south san francisco and low-to-mid 70's through the north bay valley and sausalito is 69, and near 60 for your beaches. we will have 68 to 70 degrees, our spread on the east bay shoreline from oakland, richmond , and her
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Mar 8, 2013 1:05am PST
>> wet outside. and independence san jose state whether rain leaking through the roof of the reno force officials to cancel a spartan basketball game. >> raping on the peninsula as well. umbrella out windshield wiper on and water pools on the streets of san francisco. good evening everyone. >> let's get straight to 7 news on live doppler 7 hd. sandhya. >> let me show you live doppler 7 hd. moisture moving through the south by. east bay. not just in the form of rain but we are also satisfying snow at the higher elevations www. let's check out the radar national weather service radar in the santa cruz mountains and as i take you in closer here you will see that we are getting some moderate rain around the santa cruz mountains. check out the south bay. moderate rain falling around willow glen as you notice here. middle east meridian avenue. san jose really santa clara getting some moderate rain. east fremont avenue. this is actually believe it or not mixed precipitation over mount hamilton falling right now as as we get tighter into the east bay you notice some lighter sh
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Mar 9, 2013 8:00am PST
in the raids. >>> new this morning, san jose has seen a spike in crimes like burglaries and car thefts. "mercury news" looked at crime stats. 28,000 property crimes were reported in 2012 and that is nearly 30% increase over 2011 and the highest figure since 1995. it is generally a reflection of statewide trends for more property crimes. san jose ranks fifth among biggest large cities. >>> berkeley restaurant owner is hoping to be back in business after spending the night making repairs at chez panisse. an electrical fire was racing through the ground floor. john alston shows understanding the main upstairs dining room is still intact. >> reporter: instead of dleigtd the friday night dinner crowd. they were boarding up windows and among the disappointed was jamie drake that was planning to have a birthday dinner here. >> the reservations are tough to get. yeah, what better place to go to chez panisse for your birthday. that was the plan. we are lucky we live down the street. we will come back. >> reporter: the fire started just after 3:00 in the morning. the apparent cause was a faulty
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Mar 15, 2013 5:00am PDT
to surf the web in downtown san jose you can do it super fast, the mayor helped to launch the new service yesterday. the city is offering super fast high speed wi-fi to the public if free. the network covers 1.5 scare mile area of downtown and connects san jose's existing fiber network and dozens of new antennas. the result is wi-fi speed up to four times faster than other public networks. the name incorporates "wickedly fast." it was so fast they had to swear special jackets when they had the ribbon-cutting ceremony. >> next week we will finally get the rain. let me show you what is going on. with live doppler 7 hd, no need for an umbrella, no need for fog lights, either. it is clear identified. here is a look at the golden gate bridge where we had the fog this morning with headlights from marin county. now, the temperatures are at 49 in san francisco, and oakland and san jose and walnut creek all at 48 and palo alto is 43 and mill valley is 42. the san mateo bridge is foggy yesterday and now it just looks hazy, the temperature running in santa rosa and napa at 43 and fairfield at 49 and
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Mar 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
it develops. we are live in san jose for abc7 news. >> thank you at 6:02. and now the weather forecast. mike? >> a dry start. good morning, everyone, no need for the umbrellas we are looking at temperatures that are going to be warmer the next couple of days. my microphone has slipped off my tie. and now, the day planner for the bay, waking up in the mid-40's with more sunshine by noon and near 60 and mid-60's, very gorgeous day to be outside, and, still, around 60 at 7:00 this evening, and, headed to the inland valleys it will be warmest after being cool, and by noon we are in the mid-60's, a fast warming, and low 70's in the afternoon hours and we will pull back in the mid-60's by 7:00. at the coast, it will be a little bit cooler with a few clouds this morning and 42. we will hang around the upper 50's at noon and seasonal temperatures and the low 60's for the afternoon with high clouds and sunshine and 57 degrees and cooler at the coast during the 7:00 hour. have a great day. >> we will do a live shot at 80 through berkeley move into the macarthur maze it is crowded but mo
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Mar 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
yesterday in fremont and san jose. temperatures right now when you step out, 41 in palo alto and petaluma are the cooler spots and santa clara and pleasanton and american canyon the coast at 39 and 52 in fairfield and the financial district is 50. 42 in saratoga and richmond is at 48 and walnut creek is 45. today, most of us in the low-to-mid 40's through 7:00 and the coast is stuck in the 50's while we hit the low-to-mid 50's at noon around the bay and inland and upper 60's to 70 at 6:00, and 7:00 still in the low sits. tomorrow, almost as warm as today and not quite so breezy and our warm of the day is sunday with temperatures well above average away from the coast. sue? >> big trouble both issues sig-alerts. we will go to a shot of san jose southbound 280, we have three right lanes blocked, a fatal accident, you can see c.h.p. is on the scene directing the left lane only getting by, with cones and flares out. the coroner is on the scene. it will be some time before this is cleared. it is a fatal accident, south 280, the alternate as the commute is underway in earnest is taking south 28
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Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
arrested him but he fought extra diction to the united states. he was eventually released. >> san jose-based cisco systems is letting go 500 employees. they report the lays offs took place this week. cisco is confirming the layoffs, which are called a realignment. they employ 73,000 people worldwide. some sources say those most affected were involved with data center business development. >> facebook is ready for another big announcement, sending out this individual station to reporter at company headquarters next thursday april 4th. the invitation says "come see our new home on droid." the event is likely related to the recent push into droid systems. until a few months ago facebook focused mobile efforts around apple's inno one. >> pilgrims and tourists from around the world are descending on holy sites in jerusalem for easter week. ♪ jesus remember me >> they believe jesus was crucified on this good friday and resurrected on easter sunday. hundreds of christians packed crumb judgment's holy sepulchre in the hold city of jerusalem and attend another mass in bethlehem where jesus is
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Mar 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
flowers or signed the book of condolence in lieu of following the procession to san jose on thursday. local venues could not uh accommodate. all of the personnel paying tribute to the slain officers. governor jerry brown will attend as will harris and former defense secretary leon panetta. also santa cruz native and "american idol" singer james durbin will perform at the memorial. the city of santa cruz will effectively shutdown for the day on thursday. outside agencies will handle police and fire calls so the personnel can take part in the procession and in the memorial service here in san jose. reporting live, leslie brinkly, abc7 news. >> thank you, leslie. the final arrangements are in place for tomorrow's memorial service. >> if you live in santa cruz and don't have a way to get to san jose they are offering bus vouchers for the ride over the hill. if you need one go to abc7news.com and look under see it on tv. >> cal tran and amtrak are offering free train rides to law enforcement personnel. there is a stop across from the pavilion. >> they open at 10:00 in the morning and they
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Mar 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
notice here. middle east meridian avenue. san jose really santa clara getting some moderate rain. east fremont avenue. this is actually believe it or not mixed precipitation over mount hamilton falling right now as as we get tighter into the east bay you notice some lighter shower activity around the east bay livermore home street around the planes we are also seeing some light showers redwood stishtion palo alto, woodside highway 280 as you notice jefferson avenue redwood city and of course there is a winter weather advisory for the monterey county hills as snow is expected to continue there until friday 3:00 a.m. so how long will you need the wipers? and when will you be able to put the umbrella away. answer the questions coming right up. >> thanks sandhya. >> san jose police investigate a strange murder case. found dead inside his own apartment. amma is live in san jose tonight at the very housing apartment where he lived and died. >> this is stranger cases. stanley jurisdiction object son found dead inside his apartment police believe he was killed here but they don't know why
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Mar 7, 2013 11:00am PST
they can to let people watch the memorial. if you cannot make it to san jose you can pay your respects including at kaiser permanente where you can watch the memorial service live and folks are showing up to do that. hours ago, hundreds of police officers let a somber motorcade procession with 200 cars made its way out of santa cruz this morning en route do a public memorial in san jose. five minutes into the trip, this is what the officers saw: hundreds of people lining an overpass to honor two fallen police officers. >> it is very movely and it makes me realize the officers put their lives on the line every day for our community. >> firefighter flew the american flag from their hook-and-ladder truck and stood at attention as the motorcade drove by. another made a sign with batch numbers of the two police officers killed in the line of cute a week and a half ago. >> this is the time when real character shines. it isn't when everyone is good. that is fun. it is in the troubled times that our true character shows up. i believe we have it. >> it is unfortunate this had to happen. >> the
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
officers on campus right now. >> happening right now, grief counselors after at a san jose hospital helping students cope with the death of a student killed by a caltrain. the 6-year-old was killed on tuesday near pedestrian crossing south of his station. family and friends are taking part in a vigil. james was a budding musician and posted this video online playing the guitar. his principal said he was everyone's friend. the medical examiner has ruled the death an accident. >> two oakland city council lovers could face more investigations after an audit found serious ethics violations accused of trying to influence things from multimillion dollar contract those parking tickets. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, is live at city hall. >> it is spelled out in an ought nature accuses council members of using their power to influence construction contracts for the city. well will hear from one of the council members in a moment. the 40-page audit accuses oakland city council member larry reid and brooks of interviewing with major construction projects of two teen centers and construction at
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Mar 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of a home. san jose police spokesman says officers were checking out reports of a stolen car seen in the neighborhood. >> when the officers approached the vehicle, the driver immediately reversed the vehicle and pulled forward and striking the officer. >> that's when the officers made a split-second decision. >> discharged his firearm and striking the driver at least once. the passenger did sustain an injury. unknown that is whether or not that was part of the gunfire. >> the driver was a woman and her male companion were not identified. both went to the hospital, but police say they hillary cover. the officer was not seriously hurt. almaden was closed at 4:30 when the shooting happened. many people coming home from work were surprised to see so many police officers. while inconvenient the incident doesn't bother her. >> it was a great neighborhood. i still feel comfortable living here jie. this is the third time an officer has shot someone. but police insist they don't have a choice. >> you think it is different and they will be investigated as we normally do as a matter of proto
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Mar 3, 2013 5:00am PST
, just even like subdue the guy. >> san jose police are still trying to recover all the items that were tossed out of the car by the driver during the chase, including a possible weapon. if anyone happens to come across any of those item, they are urged to call san jose police so they can collect them as evidence. in san jose, abc7 news. >> new this morning fire crews in campbell of work to go clean up a big mess caused by a small fire that broke out last night inside our residential high-rise for seniors. no one was injured, but some residents are being helped by the red cross because their homes are damaged. the fire was minor, contained just one 12th-floor apartment. it set off of the sprinkler system that quickly put out the flames but the water drained all the way down through all twelve floors directly below. firefighters had to go floor by floor checking the damage. >> trying to ascertain how many of the units are damaged to the point that the occupants are displaced. most people are obviously going to be fine. >> those seniors fortunate enough to be allowed to go back home had t
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Mar 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
and the chase ended in unincorporated east san jose where he put the car in reverse and sped toward an officer who was out his car. they say the officer fired a shot and hit the suspect in the head. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, has witness reports. we will go live with reports in 30 minutes. >> we are learning disturbing new details of a child care center if livermore suddenly shut down by state regulate lates on friday involving the universal preschool known as the sunny side infant and preschool. regulators found a number of violations including an infant sleeping in a high chair, a worker without a proper background chin, -- check, and the improper restraining of children. investigators shows photos of the baby with a blanket tied around their body and another around their ankles. >> they have always been very nice and it has been lie after lie after high when you call to get a refund and suddenly, they say they only worked part time. >> universal's director and employee are named. they are trying to ban them from working at any licensed child care center. >> this could be a massive
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Mar 6, 2013 5:00am PST
will be set aside today. we will see three mayors coming together, the mayors of santa clara, san jose, and san francisco, promoting the idea of having a super bowl right here in this new same. they are promising a dynamic super bowl where you do not have to worry about electricity. they promise you will thought see a power outage like the super bowl in new orleans. the new stadium will have two new electrical substations and solar panels to provide extra energy. the new stadium is about 30 percent complete. it is set to open next year. it will cost about $1.2 billion to build. it is a finalist to host the 2016 super bowl. it is now between santa clara and south florida. this is the first super bowl here in the bay area since 1985 and 49er owner says the bid committee will present the bid at ownerss' meeting in may when the host city is chosen, so, today the mayors, the c.e.o., all will be showing off the stadium. they will give tours to the media. they will lay out the reasons why the super bowl should be held right here in santa clara. >> thank you. palo alto police have released a s
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Mar 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
in san jose where police are on the scene of a fatal shooting involving a man in a stolen car. police say the man sped away from officers in unmarked police cars and the chase ended in unincorporated east san jose when the man put the car in reverse and sped toward an officer standing outside his car. they say the officer fired a slot and hit the suspect in the head. abc7 news reporter has an update in 30 minutes. >> we are learning new details of a child care center that was suddenly shut down by state regulators last friday. it involved the universal preschool formally known as the sunny side infant and preschool. state regulators found a number of violations including an infant sleeping in a high chair, a worker without a proper background check, more children than the school is licensed to care for and the improper restraining of children. photos were shown of the babies swaddled with a blanket tied around the body and another around their ankles. >> always been very nice until this happened and then it has been lie after lie when you try to get a refund and suddenly they say they onl
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Mar 13, 2013 5:00am PDT
otherwise, in san jose we have a solo spinout in los gatos northbound 17 blocking a lane of traffic. it will be cleared when the tow truck is on the scene. >> there are two more chances for cardinals inside the cistene chapel to vote and select the next pope with the morning sessions ending with no decision katie, could we have a decision today? >> if history is any indication that is a long shot. according to the vatican the shortest conclave of the 20th century was three ballots in 1939. we have passed that marker, two votes this morning and one yesterday bringing us to three ballots. the only way to know is by watching the chimney on the chapel, and this is a live look , with white smoke signal as new pope is chosen but we have only seen this. check out the video from this morning, black smoke around 3: 3:40, so no cardinal receives two-thirds majority or 77 of the 115 votes. the longest conclave lasted five days in the 20th century. if this breaks all modern records there are new rules that allow for a simple majority if on pope hasn't been found after 12 or 13 days. of course,
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Mar 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
francisco. 56 in oakland and you a 55 in san jose. -- 55 in san jose. we get peeks of sunshine brag flew the clouds and partly cloudy conditions in the north bay, as well. 50 in santa rosa. 56 in fairfield and 55 in los gatos. here is what you can expect for today. a lot of folks have easter egg hunt plans, clouds in the morning, shower chances mainly tonight. it looks pretty dry through the day and then wet unfortunately for easter sunday. here is a look at pacific satellite image, area of low pressure heading towards the bay area very slowly. it's going bring us some moisture and here is how the timing plays out. the models show clear conditions by this afternoon. that is good news if you are heading to the coliseum. chances less likely in the afternoon of showers and 9:00 this evening is when we could see the possibility of light rain along the coast. then the showers spread overnight tomorrow morning. heavier rain closer to sacramento. liet showers throughout the day and even some heavy rain at times into the afternoon. lunchtime, now we're seeing a bit of a break around parts of the
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Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
came together to honor them. officers, dignitaries and friends and family filled san jose's h.p. pavillion to remember and celebrate the lives of detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butler. the two were shot and killed by a sexual assault suspect. they were the first santa cruz police officers to be killed in the line of duty. >> two heroes, two friends, taken far too soon at the hands of a madman. this was the touching tribute outside the h.p. pavilion with the uniform officers raising their hands in salute at the vehicles carrying the two officers left at the memorial. >> new this morning, a 239-year-old driver under arrest for the death of a san francisco high school student is scheduled to be in court today. the woman is charged with driving under the influence and killing the 17-year-old and faces up to ten years in prison. chang was walking across the boulevard at vale avenue when she was hit. she was on the track team. the teammates wore grown -- green ribbons at the meet. >> osama bin laden's son-in-law is said to be arraigned in new york cit
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Mar 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
jose after rising property trains. 43 recruits will graduate from the san jose police academy, the first academy graduation for the police department since 2009. there were 28,000 property crimes in the city last year, a 30 percent increase from 2011. today, the ceremony takes part in downtown san jose. >> san francisco city crews will try to repair the damage caused by a natural gas leak. it forced evacuation of five homes near 25th and alabama. we were over the leak minutes after a backhoe sliced into a 2" gas line. the work crews punched two holes in the pavement to get to the leak when they shut it out after an hour. >> in hayward the last part of the downtown traffic look loop begins tonight and through the weekend. this animation provided by the city shows how the loop works. it starts at the intersection of foothill boulevard, mission and jackson street. it is designed to ease congestion and make downtown access easier as part of the highway 238 corridor improvement project. construction wraps up in time for monday morning commute. >> tonight a $2 million repaving proje
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Mar 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
teacher is facing child endangerment charges and will be in court later today here in san jose. parents of kids of the preschool are absolutely stunned by the news. police say this woman, 59 -year-old would lives here has worked on-and-off at the academy in morgan for five years but 20 years in child care. authorities believe she spiked a sippy cup of the children that were one and two. she was fired on-the-spot. >> she was preparing water and the co-worker witnessed her putting something in the water, in the sippy cups. >> i was sick to my stomach. i want to throw up. i am...sad. it is disturbing. >> the owner of the academy said in a statement the safety and welfare of children is the a top priority. our staff have chosen early childhood education because of their love of working with children. we do not know how many children may have been given the pills but all are okay. police have no motive for the crime other than wanting to get kids to go to sleep. we are live in san jose this morning for abc7 news. >> happening now, extra police officers will be at foothill high school this mo
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Mar 5, 2013 4:30am PST
lives in san jose after they were held for ransom for 18 months. two have been arrested. the mother was in the united states illegally looking for work in washington state. she asked the suspects to bring the children to the united states and she paid them repeatedly. $5,000, eventually but the suspects never brought the kids here and threatened to kill them if she went to the police. she fine -- finally did. the two are held on felony charges in san jose. >> an assault rifle stolen from a san francisco police car on saturday has been recovered. police have released few details of how or where they got the weapon back. the ar-15 was taken from an unmarked car like this one which was parked and locked while officers were working in the market neighborhood. it is only issued to specially trained officers. >> a memorial is held on thursday for the two santa cruz police officers shot and killed in the line of duty last tuesday. a motorcade is scheduled to start at 8:45 on ocean street. the memorial for detective sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler was moved to the pavili
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Mar 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
>> happening right now san jose's voter approved hike in minimum wage takes effect. voters in november approved a raise from the state mandated $8 to $10. some workers say it is about time and others are worried it will be passed on to the consumers. >> they need the minimum wage. $8 is not anything in this economy. they need the extra wage. >> i am on a tight budget already. to go in there and have the milk and gas raised more because we need to pay more for the employees...i will not get ahead. >> city leaders are playing down the effect on prices and business leaders are trying to use the higher minimum wage to encourage people to spend their dollars in san jose rather than neighboring towns. >> animal sanctuary in fresno county is re-opened this morning six days after a lion killed a woman there. cat haven conducted tours yesterday. the first tour began with a moment of silence for the volunteer intern after the 24-year-old was attacked from behind. on wednesday, he snapped her neck and killed her instantly. a statement was read during the tribute to her daughter. >> li
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
with information to contact san jose police. >> there are no reports of injury or damage after two earthquakes struck mexico this morning. the tumbler hit just after 7:00 a.m. that is followed by a 5.1 quake minutes later. >> coming up one retail tail jer adding lockers for shop years and debate over fireproof furniture. a firefighter now fighting to keep it out of your home. >> i'm sandhya patel. sprinkles and showers in the forecast. will they affect your plans? find out in a few minute autos thank you. >> then from michael finney >>> officials investigating the cause of an early morning blaze that raged through six apartments near san jose avenue. one firefighter suffered a minor injury. the fire burned through upper floors of the building. >> a former san francisco firefighter went to sacramento today to try to get fire retardant furniture out of your home. abc 7 news explains why. >> too late for this again rigs of foorts many firefighters have long been pushing to change what is called technical bulletin 117. a state regulation adopted requiring foam, furniture to withstand a 12-second e
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Mar 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
of construction through san jose, northbound 880, stevens creek on-ramp is closed. >> developing news from the east by. richmond police are offering a $25,000 reward this morning for information leading to the shooter who wounded a one-year-old boy in the iron triangle neighborhood. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live identified the richmond police department with the latest. >> this upset the police department. officers are putting everything they have into fining the shooter. the baby was inside his apartment western he was shot. he was with his grandparents and bullets came flying in. the one-year-old boy was shot in the neck. police believe the gunman was out on mcdonald avenue and sprayed the street with bullets. he also hit a man on a bicycle. the boy's father was at work when he got the call and he is outraged as is the police department. >> my son didn't do nothing to nobody, i don't do nothing. i go to work and come home. it is not my fault i live in an area like this. >> i am sickened and appalled. this is completely unacceptable and it is our highest priority to catch thos
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Mar 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
are investigating san jose's third police shooting of this month. an officer fired on a suspect yesterday afternoon after police say a woman in a stolen car tried to run an officer down. they say the woman reversed the car and hit the officer as he approached the vehicle. the officer then shot her at least once. a man sitting in the passenger seat was injured but it is not clear if he was shot. both went to the hospital but police say they will recover. the for was not seriously injured. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will have the latest in the next half hour. >> four children, one only 13, led police on a chase down highway 101 yesterday. the three teenage boys and a girl all from san jose are now accused stealing a car and running from police. sky 7 was over seen just as the chase ended in redwood city, the 14-year-old boy behind the wheel started running from police by foster city after they spotted the stolen car. >> people hoping to reduce gun violence are planning ever developments across the country today. today is the national day to demand action, a bay area group is planning to rally
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Mar 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
san jose are accused much stealing a car and running from cops. the 14-year-old boy behind the wheel ran from police near foster city. >> people hoping to reduce gun violence are planning event across the country today. today marks the national day to demand action. a bay area group is planning to rally outside the san francisco office of senator feinstein this morning in support of her efforts to pass legislation against gun violence. more than 100 ever helps have are planned across the country. the obama administration says it is not giving up on assault weapons ban although senate majority leader harry reid says there are not enough votes to support it in the senate. >> the concord city council is banning residents from growing medical marijuana in their yard. the city council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance on tuesday after discussing and debating the demand for several months amending the city code to prohibit all outdoor marijuana growing even for medical purposes. the ordinance was models after one and jones -- and joins others that limit outdoor cultivation. >> drug s
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Mar 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, trying to protect herself. it's very unfortunate this happened. reporter: and this was san jose's tenth homicide of the year. live in san jose tonight, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> ama: a san francisco club is closed after a shooting left three people wounded. it happened after 330 rich nightclub in south beach. one man is in critical but stable condition in the hospital. witnesses say dozens of shots were fired by one or more gunmen after an altercation. >> a big fight broke out, almost like a rumble. out of nowhere there was shot fired inside the club, there wad pandemonium, people scrambling everywhere. >> employing collected more than 50 pieces of evidence from the crime scene that stretched from the club, um the aley, -- alley, to a parking lot. >>> a victim was pulled up conscious from a house fire tonight in san francisco. the fire broke out in the diamond heights neighborhood shortly after 9:00. this charred mattress is what is left. the victim is hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. >> the racing is back on track in marysville where two people were killed in a f
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Mar 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
in san jose. sky 7 was over the scene and police say poseas tossed a loaded handgun after police stopped him. they looked for him for several hours and shut down several streets before calling off that search. >> a 39-year-old woman was struck and kill bid a hit and run driver this morning. investigators say she was walking along southbound 280 near mclaughlin area sometime between 3:15 this morning. a number of drivers stopped to try to help. there is no description of the car or driver responsible. >> do you remember this home that was piled high with junk? all over the front yard? last month a judge gave orders of 30 days to clean it up there is a noticeable difference in what the house looks like in january compared to how it looks now. the debris and tents have been hauled away but there is a tent in the front yard. looks like landscaping is far off. owners say they have not heard from inspectors if the judge determines clean up did not go far enough, contractors will be sent over to finish the work. >> some progress, though. next week u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on same-
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Mar 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of sprinkles and mist now. and let's close in on the san jose area. just east of san jose moving towards mount hamilton area. an area of moisture there. no doubt, sprinkles hitting the ground. reports of 1/100ths of measurable rain at sonoma county airport this afternoon. most area is dry now but cloudy, as you can see. from our cram looking over the bay this, is from our east bay camera looking over the bay. west. we've got clouds in the sky. 57 degrees in san francisco. 64 in oakland, san jose. 66. now, another live view from a top mount tam. you can see it's misty and gray up there. these are the forecast features, we'll see partly to mostly cloudy skies during evening hours becoming mostly cloudy by tonight with areas of light mist and sprinkles. spotty showers in the morning and afternoon, partly sunny skies. mild in spots. we may have scattered showers. high temperatures reaching 70 in the sunniest inland locations tomorrow. >>> a truck hit a woman and young granddaughter this afternoon, this morning, rather. the vehicle struck about 7:30 this morning. the brand mother has mib minor inju
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Mar 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
county thaer may have been leaking for months. what is being done now to repair it. >> in san jose, a 2000 year old ritual to highlight the need for immigration reform, more coming up. >> and also ahead researchers hope to unlock mysteries of park wrin son's disease by >>> religious leaders are yugsing both passover and easter to highlight the need for immigration reform with the help of a ritual to make the point. abc news is live for news san jose with the story. thomas? >> we're here at san jose city hall. behind me there is a celebration and a flag raising for cesar chavez a champion for social justice this, was meant to highlight the need to give undocumented immigrants the justice they need. the council held a news conference in front of the san jose building. the reverend says there is a need for immigration reform. >> we're behind immigration reform, we're behind people, rights of people in need and zront a voice themselves. that is what it's all about. >> the group comprised of clergy sang, walking the plaza to perform an ancient rite. washing feet of local imgranlts. it's
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